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Hundreds of participants from around the world tuned in yesterday for the latest installment of The Ocean Race’s (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) Summit Series, which aims to bring the best of ocean racing—leadership, resilience, tenacity, collaboration—to solving the ocean’s health crisis. The summit, which is the latest event in a five-year ocean advocacy project
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. In a video posted yesterday, Peter Harken cheerfully announced that his company, Harken Inc., the trusted hardware brand bearing his last name, which was formerly owned by founders and their families has changed hands. The owners have sold their shares to employees—”passing the baton.” “My brother Olaf, Art Mitchel, and I tried to build
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The new 2021 SPORT 360 is the next generation of Highfield boats. Highfield is celebrating its 10th year in the market this year and in this relatively short period of time has now delivered over 30,000 boats to happy customers in 38 countries. Highfield is already the largest aluminum hull RIB builder in the World
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During the virtual 10th annual induction ceremony this past weekend, nine names were added to the roster of legends immortalized in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. The class of 2020 included: James E. Buttersworth (1817-1894) renowned 19th-century maritime painter Gordon “Sandy” Douglass (1904-1992) designer of the Thistle, Highlander and Flying Scot one-design boats Robert
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In 2018 VETUS introduced the (R)Evolution in bow thruster design: The BOW PRO Thruster: a combination of the renowned electric bow thruster series and the quiet RimDrive. Revolution Our BOW PRO thrusters are fitted with proven induction technology. This system makes the use of carbon brushes obsolete. As a result, the bow thruster is very
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Tune in to the latest installment in US Sailing’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series tonight at 7pm EDT. This week Kimball Livingston will moderate a panel of LGBTQ+ sailors who will share their personal and professional experiences as well as strategies for improving awareness and opportunities for marginalized sailors. The panelists include Francesca Clapcich, two
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Ewol propellers make maneuvering easier, increase sailing speed and increase cruising speed under power. EWOL adjustable pitch propellers are made of stainless steel alloys that represent the highest technology in terms of marine corrosion and galvanic corrosion resistance, and are also equipped with the most refined technical solutions that make it unparalleled on the market.
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Social media offers a world of new opportunities for sailors. I regularly see folks meet their next delivery crew in the comments section of Facebook or decide on their next charter based on breathtaking photos posted by a stranger. It’s a great way to connect with other sailors and ask questions about why your engine
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Tulsa, Okla. – Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – launches the HALO20+ and HALO20 radars – a pair of compact, pulse compression radome units, perfectly designed for smaller sportfishing and cruising vessels. This new HALO series includes two models that
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KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), introduced the TracVision UHD7, a high-performance 60 cm (24 inch) marine satellite TV antenna designed to provide boat owners, charter yacht guests, and commercial vessel crews with access to ultra high-definition (UHD) and 4K programming from DIRECTV as well as regular HD programming from other leading satellite TV providers. Designed
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Boats made from fiberglass are resilient, but, “Their best is their worst property” says Wendy Mackie, CEO of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA). The material’s durability makes it an ecological disaster. How do you safely dispose of a hull past its prime? Since 2016, RIMTA has led research efforts to find a way
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Illustration by Tadami Takahashi We left Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at 1230 on a Friday. My husband, Hugh, my brother-in-law, Jim, and I were sailing overnight to Charleston. The early November weather was lovely and warm, with the forecast calling for light winds, mostly out of the south-southwest. We expected to motor at first and,
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The island of St. John quickly became a harbor of last resort for dozens of cruisers this past spring as the coronavirus shut down the Caribbean Photo by C. Kurt Holter/Shutterstock I was inelegantly bent over the bow pulpit, struggling to remove the lashings that secure the anchor when we’re offshore. We had just sailed
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There’s nothing like having nice, big, fat fenders when it comes time to raft up with another boat or tie up alongside a nasty-looking dock. The problem is what to do with them given the limited storage aboard a sailboat when you’re underway, a problem that becomes especially acute aboard bluewater passagemakers. Enter Fendertex inflatable
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SAIL’s former editor-in-chief, Peter Nielsen, was recently rescued by a Chinese fishing boat after the catamaran he was crewing aboard struck a whale. According to Pete, the boat, One Tree Island, was in the middle of the Pacific, about 2,300 miles from both Panama and Tahiti, when the port hull was holed. Although the damage,
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Zim/Bon Williams Photo courtesy of Michael C. Magni/ Cape Cod Shipbuilding Time was when New England was preeminent among the production boatbuilding regions of the world. More recently, however, the mantle of leadership has seemingly passed elsewhere as the industry has gone increasingly global. Nonetheless, an enduring legacy of hard work and talent has allowed
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Photo courtesy of Horizon Yacht Charters I’m a week away from having to get tested for Covid-19. I dread it. I’ve heard it’s like a brain swab, but less fun. Nevertheless, I have to get one, because I’m about to go on my first charter since the start of the pandemic. At press time, the
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Plaintiff’s Rest (at far right) riding out Hurricane Dorian in Great Harbour Photo by Annie Dike Does anyone else ever get the feeling they’re being followed by hurricanes? It may be a bit of hubris, but it honestly seemed that way recently. First, in 2018, Hurricane Michael raged a mere 100 miles east of where
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